Most people in British Columbia are familiar with whiplash as a type of injury, but they may not know what happens physiologically to a person's body at the moment of impact that causes the whiplash. Most studies investigating this have simulated rear-end vehicle collisions, and this is one of the most common types of accidents that results in whiplash.
Several people were hurt in a two-car accident near the British Columbia Institute of Technology campus in Burnaby on Feb. 17. The crash happened around 1:30 p.m.
A British Columbia cyclist was injured in an alleged hit-and-run car accident on July 30. According to the report, the 55-year-old man was travelling on Kingsway Avenue near Pitt Meadows just before midnight when he was struck by a large passenger vehicle that was thought to be either a truck or a SUV.